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COVID-19: Business rates support measures

The Government has announced its business rates support measures in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic...

Rate reliefs

There are various different reliefs available to reduce the amount of Business Rates that you have to pay:

Small business rate relief

This is available at a maximum of 100% for ratepayers occupying single properties with a rateable value up to £12,000

Supporting Small Business (SSB) Relief

Relief for businesses that have lost all of some of their Small Business Rate Relief due to the 2023 revaluation

Retail Hospitality and Leisure Relief

Occupied premises used to sell goods, services or food and drink to visiting members of the public.

Transitional Relief

A revaluation of every Non Domestic rates property is carried out every 5 years so that the values in the rating list are accurate and up to date

Empty property relief

If your premises are empty you may be entitled to a 3 month void period

Section 44a relief

Temporary reductions in rates when you are only occupying part of a property

Rural rate relief

Since 1 April 1998 relief has been available for businesses situated in a 'rural settlement' area with populations of 3000 or less inhabitants

Sports club relief

Sports clubs are entitled to relief where the property is used as an amateur sports club

Charitable rate relief

Charities are entitled to relief where the property is used for charitable purposes

Hardship relief

Every local authority has the discretion to remit all or part of a Business Rates bill on the grounds of financial hardship

Heat Network Relief

Find out about Mid Devons Heat Network relief

Non-profit making organisations relief

Rate relief for non domestic properties occupied by certain bodies not established or conducted for profit

Improvement Relief

Information on the new Improvement Relief from 1st April 2024

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